Sunday, August 28, 2011

Frivolous Lanvin Fall campaign!

I just came across this Fall campaign from Lanvin and I just HAD to share it with you, guys! Alber Elbaz is a genius and this makes me love Lanvin even more! It's just so refreshing to see some humor used in a campaign paired with high fashion posh-ness! Love it!

Do I even need to tell that these dresses and accessories look super lush? Well, they do.


Saturday, August 27, 2011

A modern French

I was bored to death with my nails, didn't know what nail polish to apply, everything just didn't seem to work out for me. So, I was highly inspired by Lisa Eldridge's (i'm sure you all know who she is) video on a modern french nail tutorial. I really fell in love with how her nails turned out and as she pointed out, this is a very chic look. Plus, this is one of my favorite color combinations: navy blue and nude.

I, personally have never tried out the classic French manicure. The white tips look rather tacky to me. There is so much of this look everywhere, most of the girls around (i'm not even talking about high school) seem to worship the French tip. Tacky. Period.

However, this is a complete new level, a much more interesting twist on the old fashioned French. The key to this look is an oval shaped nails (it's about time to get rid of that rectangular nonsense), two different colors that do not clash and work beautifully together. Think, red/fuchsia and orange tips, cobalt blue and turquoise tips, black/purple and gold tips. There are so many variations of this trend that you can work out.

I absolutely love my nude nails and navy blue tips, it's just so classy, chic and sophisticated yet far from boring. The blue I used here is not flat, it has some shine or shimmer to it so it makes the whole manicure look very eye-catching when the sun hits! Oh, I have to mention this, painting the tips is quite a challenge, especially the right hand if you are right-handed! So be careful not to mess up, it requires some patience but the result is worth it:)

Products I used to achieve this manicure:
Catrice Limited Edition Floralista collection nail polish in color Walk in The Woods
Catrice nail polish in It Blue My Mind!
Pronails Seco-Seco top coat
and some nail art tools.

YSL came out with this idea a while back where they sold duos of nail polishes just for that modern French manicure look. I think they might still sell those.
Have you tried this manicure? What are your thoughts?


Friday, August 26, 2011

Purple Stain

I've just recently tried out this look, well I confess, it's not the first time I am trying it out. You are probably sick of this colourful bottom lash line eyeliner thing but I think it's something different and you don't really see a lot of it. Most of us just go for an eyeshadow and black/brown eyeliner look. This, however is something fresh to the table, looks more interesting and especially if you are using the color that's opposite to the color of your eyes. The contrasting color makes your eyes "pop" or shall I say stand out? So, purple will work great for green and brown eyes (hazel as well), golden, bronze and coppery shades will look amazing with blue eyes. I've seen it's popular to wear cobalt or electric blue colors on the lower lash line and I think it works beautifully with pretty much any eye color. Try navy or indigo if you are to shy to step out of your comfort zone! Good luck trying out new looks:)

P.S. This is a perfect back to school makeup idea.

The pencil I used here is Gosh Velvet Touch eyeliner in Purple Stain
 I'm sure most of you are now starring at my braces rather than the eyeliner but I hope you can see the effect anyways:)



I think I may have finally come across the perfect flats. They look exactly as I want my new flats to look like. I was hoping to find a classy and chic looking pair of flats. Something black, suede, snakeskin, leopard print. Someone read my mind et Voila! Black suede flats with a little bit of patent and a leopard print bow, how amazing are these! And so inexpensive, I need to go to Zara as soon as possible!

I was gonna get either of the pairs below as I find them very chic as well but now I'm totally in love with the new pair that I found!


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Glowy fresh faced look

 Here's the back to school look that I did a tutorial on. It's all about warm neutral colours, using mainly peachy/golden tones. If you wanna check the tutorial, here's the link:


Highlights of this week

School shopping! (or shall is say uni shopping?)
Don't know how about you girls but for me it's one of the happiest memories about school. Going back to school shopping. I used to get super excited about the idea that I'm going to pick up new colorful notebooks, pens, rubbers, pencils and what not. I am now set away from all that excitement being in my twenties and carrying only pen and a big all-in-one notebook to uni. 

However, when I went to the shopping centrum this weekend, I thought what the heck! And jumped into that faces-full-of-joy back to school shopping wagon. I just wanted to feel like a 5th grader again and got some colourful little things that might not be very necessary but hey, I don't wanna be grown-up just yet!
Things I got:
Pink rubber material hole puncher
Black and light purple pen (how much more exciting that will be to take notes in lilac!)
Colourful peper notes with cats
A beautiful notebook which says LOVE
A smiley sheep with colourful note pads inside
Pink sticky notes
Beautiful navy blue pen which is in the case
A plastic folder thingy to organize my papers
 Another thing that made me smile. Mum's homemade cupcakes, so simple yet so tasty!
Have a lovely week, everyone!


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Eyeshadow love

Now I feel the need to say thanks again for my lovely cousins and aunt who gave me this beautiful Dior travel eyeshadow palette as a birthday present! It has the most beautiful neutral colors and some sophisticated dark tones for an evening look. It is so versatile and basically all you need to recreate day or night make up look. I'm pretty sure this will be all I'm gonna take with me when traveling.

As you would expect from Dior, the quality of the eyeshadows is superb! The most buttery texture I've ever touched, very well pigmented and super smooth. If you don't want to splurge your money on their palettes, I recommend you getting their single eyeshadows. They have some beautiful neutrals that you can use on a daily basis. I'm pretty sure nobody could ever be disappointed by their quality, smoothness and ease of application. All the colors in this palette are very shimmery but not glittery. I'd say very grown up, sophisticated iridescent shine that gives more life to your eyes than usual matte eyeshadows. I love matte and satin finishes for the day time but these will look gorgeous for an evening or special occasion make up. Another benefit of the palette is that the pale shades can be used as a face highlighters. I love my Dior's Amber Diamond highlighter and the texture is pretty much the same. 
So, all in all it's a wonderful multi purpose palette that I'd recommend you all checking!

 I cannot stop starring at this palette! How beautiful are these colors!
 This purple color with gold shimmer simply mesmerizes me! 


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Crafty fairy

Spontaneous as I am, here is my new hobby. Don't know if it's worth calling it a hobby because as quick as it started, as quick it might end. The last couple of days I've been enjoying crafting some earrings and bracelets. It was like a mind flash that told me 'You've got to make your own jewelry!' So that's how it all started. Basically, I just went to a gem store or boutique, whatever you call it and told to a girl: 'I want to make jewelry, what do I need?' I then got a bunch of beads, stones, wires, swarovski crystals, clasps and what not. The moment I started my new little hobby, I realized that I didn't get enough of supplies, that being said, the next day I went back and filled my basket with sparkly goodies for double the price. Of course, I was given their discount card as I became a 'loyal' spender in their store. The thing is that my enthusiasm might fade in a matter of time and my card with 20% off for swarovski crystals will just sit in between the other 2 millions of discount cards in my wallet. 

How sparkly are these?! I'm particularly happy with the Rose Quartz earrings. So princess-like!


Sunday, August 7, 2011

Waterproof eyeliners

If you are on a hunt for a waterproof eyeliner, stick with this post! Although, summer will soon wave goodbye, for some of you holiday season might just begin. I've been doing a research on waterproof eyeliners before going on my holiday to Turkey. With two products on my mind I headed to Duty Free whilst at the airport and picked up brown and black eyeliners without further ado. Brown being Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof eyeliner in 20 Espresso and black being YSL Dessin Du Regard Waterproof eye pencil in #1 Noir Encre.

The Chanel one is retractable and has a little built-in sharpener at the end. It is a hard and thin eyeliner that works brilliant creating that very defined natural eye liner look, it doesn't budge, stay put and doesn't leave eye liner marks on your eyelid whenever you blink. I was basically living in the water and it was still going on very well. It's not a creamy eye liner so you have to work a little harder on application but I definitely recommend it! I love the color as well, it's a deeper brown, true espresso color. Not as harsh as black, but sexier looking than plain brown.

I have to honestly say that the YSL one won my heart! It IS brilliant! I've never owned an eyeliner this creamy! I guess YSL has something with the creaminess of their products (lipsticks, eye liners). I love how easy it is to apply, if you are in a rush, just a quick sweep of this on your eye lids, blend it and voila, a smoky eye! It's buttery texture makes it so easy to apply, it almost feels like you are applying  gel eyeliner. However, be noted that before doing something further with your eye makeup or blinking too much, you have to wait for a moment and let the pencil sit properly. Otherwise, you will have eyeliner transferred on your eyelids. But once it sets, it's not going anywhere. It also comes with a sharpener so you can create that precise cat eye with a sharpened pencil. I think it might be one of my fave eye liners from now on, need to get it in brown or more unique colors such as navy blue #3 Ultramarine or burgundy  #5 Bourgogne Moire.